The DrPH is the terminal professional degree for individuals who intend to pursue careers in public health, evidence-based leadership and/or practice-based research. The goal of the DrPH program at ECU is to expand capacity for the advancement of public health leadership with a focus on rural, underserved and multi-cultural communities. It aims to train graduates to be transformative future leaders, teachers, innovators and researchers in public health with the ability to create and implement evidence-based public health programs.

ECU Advantage

The DrPH program at ECU consists of two concentrations: Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH), and Health Policy, Administration and Leadership.

Environmental and Occupational Health Sample Courses:

• Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment
• Issues and Case Studies in Occupational Medicine
• Pests and Vector borne Diseases

Health Policy, Administration and Leadership Sample Courses

• Quality Improvement and Cost Effectiveness
• Strategic Planning Theory and Practice
• Human Resources, Management & Leadership
• Health Information Systems

What You Will Study

There is no catalog data for this program.

Careers With This Degree

Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:

  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Education and Training
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Public Health (MPH)

Career Opportunities

ECU has developed resources to help you learn more about career opportunities and job market outlook. In addition, the websites below provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:

NC Tower

This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:

  • Self-employed;
  • Work for the federal government, including the military: or
  • Work outside of North Carolina.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.

Degree-specific internships

For information on internship information for specific majors, go to the home page of the department in which the major is located and, as available, find the link to the information on internships in that major.